Dressing as a ‘clown’ and doing some ‘clown’ tricks is a lot of fun! It’s often helpful in a party setting with children and families. But as true clowning, it’s only playing at ‘dress-ups’.
It is quite another thing to undertake the journey of discovering your ‘clown within’ and then giving expression to your ‘clown within’ in meaningful and appropriate ways.
Often the journey to discover ‘clown within’ begins with the activity of dressing up as a clown. It’s fun! It’s great! Often one will discover some hint of the deeply personal ‘clown within’ because of the brave step of performing some clown tricks. So just do it!
Regardless of where you are in your journey of discovering your ‘clown within’, there are some important clowning principles to observe and practice along the way. These compliments a few clown ministry principles that will help guide your ministry of sharing the Gospel.
And all these principles are also helpful when it comes to great drama, storytelling, and even in the way you engage the Bible story.